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CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 2:15pm EDT
"the brief against obama" and leave them around the state; right? giving that i don't think the romney campaign does that, i'll encourage you to buy the book and give to a democrat. read it, give it to a democrat, and ask them -- maybe an independent, someone who has not decided. ask them to respond specifically to the aferghts. it's not going to embarrass you. it's not crazy talk. you know, i believe the president was born in hawaii, okay? i'm really radical in that regard. i think he's a citizen, and i think he's a good guy, a nice dad, and i wouldn't mind having a beer with the guy given joe biden doesn't come along. [laughter] i wouldn't. [applause] he's not qualified to be the president. he's in over his head. it's been a disaster. thank you for coming and agreeing with me tonight. thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you, hugh. he agreed to answer questions before he goes in the lobby and signs a million copies of the great new book. the first question is this gentleman right here. >> i'm kendal bolen. with obama care, how do you see the positions in the medical profes
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 3:45pm EDT
laden, i think it was leadership in action when president obama decided to kill osama bin laden. and he did the right thing ordering the troops to do it. but 24 hours later there was one leader that condemned the u.s. for killing one of the greatest leader. do you know who was that leader which condemned the americans? it was the leader of the hamas organization in gaza. he was the only one who say i'm condemning the u.s. for killing a great hero of the arab nation. and on the other end, while sending the troops to kill osama bin laden, the american administration is pressuring israel to sit down and negotiate. but with whom? with the same people who praised osama bin laden? with the same people who teach and incite against jews every day? that is why i think that if we need to get to a point after which we have a decision, we cannot allow the palestinian state. also i don't know how many of you have been to israel, but to get from my hotel to here is almost crossing israel from east to west. the proximity issue is very important, and building an entity of -- [inaudible] backing out, it
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 7:00pm EDT
those judgments are now before the supreme court not part by the government because the obama administration also believes that that was unconstitutional but also brought by the house of representatives which has a right to defend an act of congress that the president chooses not to defend, and i think it is a sure bet the court is going to undertake a review of the defensive marriage act again because there are judgments on the books of the lower court saying that it's unconstitutional. so again, that kind of agenda setting function, what we are to be hearing about and the beating and talking about and also getting a decision and it really lies within the power of the court under appreciated power because one thing it raises is how do the justices know what's important? how do they know what the should be deciding? obviously when people bring their appeal to the supreme court they lay out the case and the format of one of the petitions to the court decides that 30 page is to make the case not necessarily that they should win the the court should hear them out. but that is ver
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 11:00am EDT
by super packs and even the politicians like obama last night who said this isn't a mudslinging campaign, even though we can't change the super subs are right now, how do we change from mudslinging to actual information about the politicians will do if they are elected versus just killing other people's campaigns. >> you know it's funny -- [applause] your reform is hard because one way we tried to stop that, the nastiness was by requiring candidates to appear themselves and say i am alex and i approve this message. so now they go on and approve the message that is mudslinging. so you know, that doesn't help. you know, first of all i'm sorry that young people don't want to read more sources and get our information, but a friend of mine named steve who taught at m.i.t. now teaches at harvard were to talk about negative campaigning may be 10 years ago, 12 years ago and his conclusion, sadly for him and for my story is that a works. i don't know an answer, but i will say that i share your feeling. this particular campaign has been very light on serious vision. you know, it has been
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 7:45pm EDT
superiority, the right of the supreme court to declare laws unconstitutional has been unchallenged since that point, and i don't think even bad decisions can change that. >> second row? >> do you think that if obama is reelected, that ruth bader ginsburg will step down and are there any other justices that you think might consider withdrawing from the supreme court? >> the answer is resignations are very political. in the sense that justices decide to leave when a president to their liking is in a position to appoint them. rick ginsburg is a great fan of president obama, and i do think that she will leave probably in obama's third year. she is 79 years old. she often says she wants to serve until she is 82 years old. that is one her idol served until. you know, she's a human being. she is a widow. she loves what she does and she's got it and she has the brains and the health to do it. she is particularly enamored of her new colleague, elena kagan, and her choice is to be the singer liberal on the supreme court,. >> so i think that she is going to be okay. [laughter] if obama is reelected and
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 1:15am EDT
. >> you write in here about president obama and i want to get to the right page so i can quote it correctly. you under the obama administration the u.s. experienced a morbid of the infrastructure of the economy, the public sector become a manipulative force intervenes in the financial sectors with gowrn tee that attract talent and -- [inaudible] >> the worst this is the grain cast of the obama administration. and the epa now has a game control over [inaudible] has deemed a po lou assistant, danger to the environment. and co2 is the manhattan and keeps us alive. the circle of life and attempt to oppress co2 epitomizes the kind of antinature, antiimper prize spirit of the administration. it's the reason we need another supply side of the same kind we had under ronald reagan. >> would you change anything you wrote in the original "wealth and poverty." >> i would have changed quite a lot. i mean, there. all kind of detail that have changed. but i found that do try to change one thing would be to change everything. so, you know, you have in to a bunch of editorial work. instead of chan
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 5:30am EDT
, campaign manager in 2008, has tremendous influence in the obama white house. am i pointing the right direction? is the white house that way? is yes, okay. and he said, we've got to do something, we have to ask for more revenue. and one of clinton's -- one of obama's other advisers came this and said -- came in and said if you don't ask for more revenue, you will be part of the presidency, the weakest presidency in the history of mankind. i mean, imagine being in that situation, getting that advice from one of your aides. so the president picked up the phone and said we need more revenue. he insists it was an offer speaker boehner is equally insistent that it was a demand. i talked to him, talked to all the people. now, no one else was in the room, there's no secret tape recording of that phone conversation i know about. if anyone does, please, give me a call. [laughter] but why do that on the phone? you shouldn't do that on the phone. you should other people there so it's carefully, you know, i mean, it was changing or making a proposal at the end that set this off on a track. it is
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 3:30pm EDT
the room, we had a real presidential contest right next door in virginia, and we could go over there and canvas and make a difference for president obama. seems to me a lot of us after that said, okay, now you're president, you go to it. that was a huge mistake. that doesn't answer your question, but it's just maybe adding to the question. i think over a period of time it really it -- it's a combination of getting more people who are community kateing in this way -- communicating in this way and all the ways, using social media and everything else, and there are people in the room who do that all the time, do fabulous work, it all makes a difference. it's organizing at the local level that we need to have that needs to get better, and the other thing is, i think, i would have thought we would have reached the tipping point by now, to use another author's term, and we have not, but my analogy, by reference to the progressive era sunlights that it's out -- suggests it's out there. .. >> my name is matthew. we don't want to -- we would also be useful and mine the data as it declines int
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 10:00pm EDT
you about losing my friends, the low point, needing help, i backed the president obama when he took out osama bin laden. president bush, it took both presidents doing what they thought was right, to get the job done. why is it considered a weakness to ask one party to ask another party to help them out. maybe we can sit down and talk through some of his and talk through some of it. i might be wrong and i might be out of touch. we are out of touch just because people say you have to be left or right. i am a team player and i am all for teamwork. there are things i agree with on the right and their there are other things i agree with on the left. but i will tell you one thing, i don't think anything should be rammed down our throats and i think it ought to be bipartisan. we have to get back to that point. now, with seal team six, there was one reason we would not win. one primary reason. it was a way of a communication problem. it could be on the wrong radio, a bad location, there is always a reason why. but there was a communication problem. not having an interpreter there -- we have
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
presidential candidate, but all right, all right. but a sentence i have not heard uttered anywhere is, if only donald trump had been the nominee. [laughter] because as you recall he sort of build his campaign around the idea that barack obama was born in kenya, or somewhere other than the united states. but that campaign could not take off exactly. mitt romney is therefore better or worse. and in all seriousness, when barack obama's parents got married in 1960, it wasn't in kenya. it was in hawaii. they got married in hawaii. there were people in prison in this country for racial intermarriage. that's no joke. it was illegal in 20 states in 1960, and it gives you an idea of how much the country has changed in a good way. but right after richard nixon became president, for vacancies appeared on the sprinkler. you never know how that's going to work. jimmy carter is the only president in american history to serve a full term without having a single nominee. there were no vacations while he was there. richard nixon was only president for five and half years. he had to leave early, remember? [laug
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 9:00am EDT
congress says that is right and three quarters of the state legislatures say we are with this program too. the suggested we not describe how we got reconstruction amendments. i've like to think candidate obama was engaging in opportunistic rhetoric given that almost literally the last thing he could forge to be perceived as either then or today was as a critic of our foundational text. his opponent, governor romney assuming he takes mormon theology seriously does in fact treat the constitution as a sacred foundational text. that is what the book of mormon says. forget the fact that the constitution is woefully in nondemocratic. perhaps that truly doesn't matter. the new book begins and certainly friedman's and my focus is on the degree to which people are fundamentally dissatisfied or worse with the current operation of the american system of government. how many of you agree with a 61% of polled americans that the country is going wrong direction for the political system is proving inadequate to engage in necessary terms? whatever your own major concerns might be? were you a drought-
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 12:00am EDT
democratic side right now than on the republican side. .. and the ore opponents by using data. but there are scrambling to sort of build anything approaching the scaling of the obama campaign and anything approaching l am ambition of the obama campaign. types you can solve in six months are going to be smaller than what you can solve in four years. >> host: doipg you the campaign is going to rely more on messaging or on the targeting techniques. what is is the mix? did does message still matter. is it really if you can fine tune it and target it better. that's going to be the difference. how do you put that all together? >> the message still matters. one of the things, the whole narrative, you know, in the bulk of my book takes ten to fifteen years, has taken place in an era of a real partisan polarization. one of the 2000 ends up being a formative moment, i think in terms of innovation and politics for two ones. obviously it's a close election. and so campaigns that might have once said, wow, 1%, 2% more of the vote if i you the technique. one or two% and i can use that. there it starting t
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 10:00pm EDT
certain type -- the obama campaign is centralized as any of them but since right now they are able to measure the types of interactions of people i think campaigns are willing to concede a little but of the control and not assume that their message is always processing carry the television ads or mail that is designed in headquarters but that there is a benefit to having people talking to people especially if you have done the difficult invisible work of telling which people to talk to and when and about what. i think campaigns are still weighing in but i look at the obama campaign in 08 were quite good at molding the left rain, right rain approach to campaigns than they were able to spend lots of money on advanced data and lots of volunteers and field staff and i think working through that is one of the things in this era most are figuring out how campaigns draw lines and can balance their need and desire for control, to control their message in control and centralized their strategy but also maximize the energy and the talent and the value of their supporters doing things on their o
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 9:00pm EDT
the democratic side right now than on the republican side. >> host: so you would give probably obama the yet vintage with this sort of technique. >> guest: the romney campaign proved itself in the primary. it's to be very smart, to be disciplined. and i think a member of the biggest success, sort of how they went about winning iowa and without drawing too much attention to it for a long time and how they won the subsequent states and all of those pretty small footprints on the ground or evidence of their ability to sort of outfox their opponents by using the data. what, they are scrambling to sort of build anything approaching the obama campaign and approaching the invention of the obama campaign the type of problems that you can solve in six months are obviously going to be a lot smaller than the problems you can try to solve in four years. >> host: do you think this campaign is going to rely more on messaging or on the targeting techniques? what is the mix? how much -- as the method still matter or is it you can just fine tune it and target better that is going to be a difference.
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